Video: Howard Kurtz Discusses the Departure of David Westin, the State of Network News

“There isn’t a single program on ABC News that doesn’t bear the imprint of David Westin,” Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz said to begin a segment on recently retired ABC News president David Westin on his his CNN show yesterday.

Mr. Kurtz asked his panelists if they thought Mr. Westin was pushed or nudged out of his job by Walt Disney president Bob Iger. Did they have a falling out over Christiane Amanpour? Maybe, but in any case, the future of news has a lot of Skype interviews and that’s not really Mr. Westin’s style.